This bra is most likely my magical unicorn bra. I didn't think it would fit, but turns out it is such a good fit that I want to order 20 of them. It's a bummer that it's made with cheap lace and mesh, but it's definitely worth it if you have the right shape.
My shape is: full on top, full of centre, tall, very narrow, quite projected, pendulous, close-set, slightly splayed.
I went ahead with this bra because it was a) dirt cheap (CA$20 incl. shipping, brand new from Figleaves) and b) from the looks and fitting issues of other people with this bra, something told me that this ...may be the magical bra I've been hunting for. Supreme surprise: I was correct!
My usual size is 30F in Panache, Freya, PrimaDonna, and Fantasie, however the Bratabase measurements for cup width and depth told me I'd probably do better in 30FF, and that was not a bad guess.
This bra is literally everything I've been hunting for since the beginning of my bra hunting journey. The only thing is it is slightly, very very slightly too projected for me, maybe a cm/0.4in too deep. The gore also digs in at the tip, but that will probably be fixed with my best friends, the pliers.
Otherwise this bra is good exactly for my shape: the wire width is top notch, cup height and openness is perfect, it is the best bra I've found so far to handle my centre-fullness (not perfect but almost there), and the gore is looooooow. It doesn't cut into my roots whatsoever, or in the top of my breasts either.
My only personal nit-pick at how the bra is made is that the straps are made with two different width, they are thinner in the portion that goes underneath the lace overlay, which makes them a bit uncomfortable in the front of my armpits. As others have mentioned, the lace overlay is purely a cosmetic feature and does not contribute to the support. The cups themselves are made out of mesh, the upper third of the cup is a single layer and the rest is double layer. Doesn't make it supper supportive for big cup sizes, but in my range it works fine.
I'm very surprised at the quality of the materials for the price, it's definitely a great piece even when compared to higher-priced bras, but it still feels on the cheaper end of full range bras. The elastics are extremely soft and the underwires are firmer than what I'm used to, but otherwise the construction itself is great. I don't like the material of the lace overlay, this feels cheap and takes from the appearance of this bra. I'd be okay with paying more to have this bra made with better materials.
The band fits true to size and the cups may run half a size to a full size small depending on your shape, but I think using the cup depth and width from Bratabase is a good way to gauge whether you need to size up or not. Read more 400 more words
It is nice and rather comfy bra. The mesh and the lace look pretty and they are very soft. The band is rather snug for a used bra , I wear it on the second eyes and hooks. This bra gives good support and rather centered not perfectly round ( more natural) shape, but the up lift is very poor. I think, that's because of soft fabric, or maybe the bra is a little bit big for me. The wires are the narrowest I've ever had in this size, and the projection is wonderful! The gore is not high, it's closer to a plunge stile, then to balconnet.
Not a bra I would normally buy, but it was reduced and I wanted to try this brand, so I ordered two different styles by them. What I like about this one is the low centre gore, which means that despite it being quite wide, it's still comfortable for me. Also, even though the fabric of the cups doesn't cover all of my breast tissue at the top, it manages not to cut in (I am reasonably full on top), so I can actually wear it with something low-cut without the bra showing. This is probably the main reason I like it. Most of my bras provide fuller ...coverage, which means I have to be careful in the summer. The shape under clothing is a little bit wide and makes my boobs point downwards a bit, although I found that by making the straps tighter, I could eliminate that somewhat. The weirdest thing about this bra is the double-layer fabric, which isn't stitched down on the cup, only around the wires. Why they didn't attach that is beyond me. I also have the feeling that the upper layer might well move by itself when wearing the bra, leading to wrinkled fabric showing through clothing, but I guess I'll have to test that. Read more 105 more words
This bra is very narrow and fairly deep. It's a good technical fit on me, and it's a fairly sexy bra, but it's not terribly comfortable. The material is a little scratchy and thin feeling. The band is fairly firm. The cups have a second layer of lace that overlays a mesh cup. They are not attached, so it moves a little as your breast moves/settles in. The shape is contained but not as uplifted and rounded like the others I own (marcie, hettie). The straps are very thin and stretchy and don't feel like they offer the right kind of support to lift things up. They feel like they cut into my shoulders, so I have them adjusted pretty loose.
I don't know what size the models are in the Figleaves photographs but they are much perkier or smaller than I. Simply not enough support from this bra to make it flattering on me. I feel like my boobs are in a sling and all the weight is carried through the lace straps at my collar bone.
Such a lovely little bra! The wires are lovely, narrow and projected, basically at Polish levels. The lace covering helps hide the sheerness of the cup, and can be pulled back if need be as it's only attached to the side of the cup (in theory, you could use it as a bra pocket, although that would probably damage the lace!). Only major issue is that the straps are quite narrow, and weirdly for the 7cm between the strap-to-cup point and the bow on the strap, the straps are only half the width due to the lace. The fabric itself feels nice, it's no Avocado but for the ...price it feels well made.
This didn't fit me as I accidentally bought it one cup size too big, but it's probably the closest to a true-to-photo bra in this size range I have ever seen - the cups really do sit nice and rounded. The band is snug but not quite a full band size small - if you're between size up, but if you're not then don't. I'm usually a 32 band, sized up on advice but it went straight onto the tightest hooks. This may be a job for breaking in with an extender in 32 instead of a 34.
ETA: After a day's wear, can report that the wires stab like crazy! It feels like they weren't tipped properly. Looks like this will become a project bra - I'll already need to pin back the mesh cup so it fits. Read more 143 more words
Me: Narrow roots, narrow shoulders, evenly round, lots of immediate projection, slightly FoB, splayed, left-heavey by more than a cup size, like a tight band. Panache, Freya size 30GG
This is a very odd bra. It is essentially a very simple mesh bra with a very stretchy lace outer triangle bra on top. But the lace is only anchored to the mesh at the outside edge. Consequently, it can be pulled off to the side (see picture) and serves virtually no useful purpose. I had thought it might provide some additional shaping and support, but it is too stretchyand does not come ...in far enough. Not sure if I will just yank it off or if I will attempt to tighten it up.
Otherwise, nicely narrow wires, good projection cup fits really well - no quading even after jumping around.
Straps are narrow in the front and only adjust half way. they are almost too wide for me, but most brands are. Plus, almost an extra inch in the wite channel under the arms. Not uncomfortable, but i do not have high hopes of how long it will last!
Plus, stretchy band - no extender needed.
Decided materials too cheep to really bother with. Read more 103 more words